It looks like former Indiana Congressman Baron Hill may skip running for Governor in 2016 and instead shoot for the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Senator Dan Coats announced Tuesday that he would not run for re-election.

Hill released the following statement…

“First off, I want to thank Senator Coats for all his years of service to Hoosiers. He deserves the chance to spend time with his family, and I wish him well.

Since the news of Senator Coats’ announcement this morning, I have had family and friends call and urge me to consider running for the U.S. Senate. I have enjoyed my time in public service in the legislature and Congress, and have always been a fighter for Hoosiers. Now, more than ever, with wages stagnating and the tools we associate with upward mobility, like the cost of college, spiraling out of reach for too many families, I feel once again the passion to serve and to fight for our future. Therefore, I will strongly consider a bid for the U.S. Senate, and will spend the next coming days in serious discussion with my wife and my daughters, and make a decision soon.”

On the Republican side, Eric Holcomb, Coats Indiana Chief of Staff and Congressman Marlin Stutzman have both expressed interest in running.